from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ashcroft, Dame Peggy Originally Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft. 1907-1991. British actress who won an Academy Award for A Passage to India (1984).


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  • History professor Thomas Zoumaras objects to what he calls Ashcroft's violation of international law covering acceptable interrogation techniques.


  • In a classic case of Washington intrigue, Ridge reportedly leaked word of the upcoming Ashcroft press conference in order to pre-empt it, then went on the morning shows to assure Americans they should go ahead with their summer plans while Ashcroft is saying the end is near.


  • Ashcroft is smart enough to know he is on a short leash.

    Former AG Ashcroft can be sued for terror probe arrest, appeals

  • Ashcroft is guilty as sin of profiling and detaining innocent Americans without regard to the law.

    Former AG Ashcroft can be sued for terror probe arrest, appeals

  • Attorney General John Ashcroft is not immune from being sued by a man who claims he was illegally detained under Justice Department policies implemented after the September 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

    Former AG Ashcroft can be sued for terror probe arrest, appeals

  • The relationship between Hague and Ashcroft is very close.

    William Hague under fire over foreign visits with Lord Ashcroft

  • In the liberal imagination Attorney General John Ashcroft is an authoritarian and a religious zealot, bent on sacrificing liberty to achieve the illusion of safety from terror.

    The George W. Bush Years

  • Reasonable inferences only work when John Ashcroft is in a hospital.


  • Each signed off on a panoply of democracy busting moves, not the least of which was allowing the clearly illegal NSA program to exist for 2 and half years in Ashcroft's case (without bothering to adequately check into it).


  • Ashcroft is far from the lefts hero Smails, as the article you link to points out with the following:

    Waldo Jaquith - Gonzales resigns.


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